Thanks to its reflective metallic sparkles which reminded me of various cream shadows (Kate Gel Eye Shadows, the shimmery Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadows and MAC Metal-X cream shadows), I was unsure initially if Holika Holika Make A Wish Eyes Metal in GR406 was a cream or powder eyeshadow.
A swatch and an application eventually proved it to be the latter. While it is smooth, it doesn’t have the inherent glide or tackiness of a cream. Its texture doesn’t even fall into that ambiguous realm between a cream and a powder – it is most assuredly a powder shadow, despite its appearance which seems to hint otherwise! ;)
I ramble on about this because I was hoping for a multi-dimensional quality that some shimmery cream shadows are wont to have. It doesn’t have that feature but it certainly is a very pretty shimmery silver eyeshadow spiked with subtle green and pewter tones. It also has an intense texture that is at once metallic – as its name indicates – and sparkly. I haven’t used it wet but I’d imagine it’d be striking.
I like that it pairs particularly well with my stash of greys, pewters and blacks, its lovely gleam lifting adding a complementary contrast to those shades; if that makes sense. At only S$12.50, it is definitely worth a go, if you’re partial to such hues and love pigmented pressed shadows. Do be warned that it can be a touch difficult to open, thanks to the petite size of the compact.